Liverpool to invest in musical heritage

Mayor backs improvements to city centre locations

Liverpool City Council has appointed a team to produce a musical heritage strategy for the city.

Their task will be to improve and expand on existing attractions in the city centre neighbourhood that spawned the Beatles and other major groups.

The move follows a tourism report which shows that Liverpool’s musical heritage was worth more than £90 million a year, but visitors were increasingly looking for a better quality experience.

The strategy will look at getting a more diverse mix of businesses, better signage and interpretation, redevelopment of some derelict buildings and a public art strategy.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “Liverpool’s musical heritage is known around the world but we can and must do more to showcase it to visitors who travel thousands of miles from all corners of the globe because of it.

This is about enhancing and expanding what we already have, particularly around Mathew Street which has been at the heart of the city’s music scene for decades, with venues such as Eric’s and the Iron Door being as influential as the Cavern Club.”

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